For the last eight days or so, I have been tearing through the ACRO series of books by Sydney Croft. The six books – Riding the Storm, Unleashing the Storm, Seducing the Storm, Taming the Fire, Tempting the Fire, Taken by Fire – are all about characters that have super-human powers. They work for the Agency of Covert Rare Operations (ACRO) and they’re basically badass superhero spies that save the world while battling the rival, evil agency Itor. Add to this awesomeness some seriously hot smut (this is erotic fiction, y’all) and great romance, and this series was a total winner.
Each book is about a separate couple but two couples have their stories told in tidbits over the six books. It’s one of these couples, Creed and Annika, that was my absolute favorite of the whole series. They’re the only couple that reduced me to tears at one point due to their serious angst. Creed is a ghost hunter with a spirit attached to him named Kat (and he’s covered in tattoos that he was born with completely from head to toe on his right side) and Annika can electrify her body and fry crispy anything and everything that touches her. Their relationship, for me, was the heart and soul of the book and it’s a reason that if anyone tackles this series, they have to read all six books just so that they can see how Creed and Annika end up.
Seriously, though, the books are fantastic. Full of adventure, people with super powers, and hardcore smut – read these books now!!!! (All of the books can be found here.)